Nominations now being accepted for Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

The Center for Entrepreneurship at the Fisher College of Business is now accepting applications for a local Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards competition slated for April 18. The competition will begin at 1 p.m. at Pfahl Hall on The Ohio State University’s campus.

Established in 1998 at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, the GSEA is open to undergraduate student business owners worldwide.

To be eligible to compete, students must be enrolled at a recognized college or university, and be responsible for the operation of business that has been up and running for no less than six consecutive months.

Students can apply for the competition online. The application deadline is March 29.

Upon review of the applications, select students will then present their business to a panel of judges who are entrepreneurs. The winner of the local competition will move on to the regional competition, which will also take place in Columbus and is scheduled for October.

The regional winner will compete against 29 other hopefuls in the GSEA Global Finals competition in November at the New York Stock Exchange. The winner will take home $150,000 in cash and donated business services.

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a network of more than 8,000 business owners in 40 countries, took over the GSEA in 2006 to offer students access to a vast pool of mentors and resources.

To learn more about the Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards, visit